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How Does Dedicated Web Hosting Work?

Free and paid shared plans are one of the most widely used website hosting solutions on the market. They are OK for small-size sites that do not need lots of system resources and do not have that many website visitors, but for large websites with many thousands of viewers, a more advanced platform is demanded. If you need a robust, top-drawer web hosting solution that can cope with even 1 000 000's of everyday hits, a dedicated web hosting is your most appropriate alternative.

Tackle the High Load Created by Your Sites with a Dedicated Server

With the dedicated web hosting service, you lease a whole server whose system resources will be used solely by your websites. Just as any personal computer, each dedicated server has one or more processors functioning at a specific speed, a specific amount of memory, one or more hard disk drives, and so on. A dedicated server is in fact a computer with hardware meant to tackle heavy load and some software activated on it, like a web server, PHP and MySQL software, etc., which permits the sites stored on it to be reachable on the web.

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A dedicated server can be managed either by the web hosting distributor, or by the client, based on the given dedicated web hosting package. In either situation, the side administering the dedicated web hosting server has access to a software tool to restart it at any specific moment. Management is done through a CP user interface that enables you to check the services running on the dedicated web hosting server.

Operating Systems for Dedicated Web Hosting

There are different web hosting server Operating Systems such as Windows, FreeBSD, a number of Linux distributions, and so on. Particular web hosts provide dedicated web hosting using one specific Operating System, whereas others give customers an option. MSSQL databases and .NET web sites need a Windows server, for example, and will not perform on another Operating System, whereas PHP and HTML driven websites using MySQL databases will run on any Operating System. Before leasing a dedicated server, learn what the web hosting supplier offers and what the needs of your website are.

Software Apps for Dedicated Web Hosting

By default, each dedicated server includes all the software needed in order to manage a site - web server software, database software (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, and so on), PHP software, an FTP server and so on, so the moment you get the dedicated hosting server, you can upload your website files and bring the site online. The majority of web hosting suppliers provide root-level access, in other words you can activate any software applications on the dedicated server and change any settings. Particular script-powered platforms require server-side libraries that should be pre-installed in order for them to run. Plenty of e-commerce scripts, for instance, have such a requirement, and being given root-level access to the dedicated server is critical for building a web shop. Other web hosting suppliers do not offer full server root privileges, but help the client activate the required software applications - this is the so-called managed web hosting service, as differentiated from the unmanaged hosting solution, which includes root-level access.

Dedicated Web Hosting by 'W WebHost'

The web files on the dedicated server can be managed either via a Secure Shell (SSH) tunnel or through a hosting Control Panel GUI such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Hepsia, etc. There are 10's of web hosting Control Panel graphical interfaces in existence, and usually hosts offer several of them, and with complete server root access at hand, the client can activate any of them. All web files, databases, email mailbox accounts, access logs and script installations are managed effortlessly through a GUI in a browser, so no advanced knowledge is needed. Certain web hosting CPs also have a reseller back office tool, so if you obtain a dedicated server, you can not just host your files, but also sell shared website hosting plans to other clients to generate cash. We, at W WebHost, offer cost-free billing software and a domain reseller account with each and every dedicated web hosting plan of ours, which permits you to constitute your very own personal hosting corporation and gain money very fast as the hosting business niche is constantly growing.